Mission and Values

Mission Statement

Convergence Events, Inc. is a non-profit, volunteer-run organization dedicated to creating exciting events that connect, enrich and expand our diverse community, and to inspiring each other through creativity, learning, and service.

Core Values

  1. We believe in treating ourselves, each other, and the community with respect.
  2. We believe in being open-minded and inventive.
  3. We believe in accepting all diverse geek communities.
  4. We believe in nurturing and listening with compassion.
  5. We believe in always being willing to learn.
  6. We believe in providing a culture of openness and fun.
  7. We believe in taking risks, learning from mistakes, and taking personal responsibility.
  8. We believe in being patient and honest.
  9. We believe in encouraging innovation and empowered decision-making.
  10. We believe our actions should inspire volunteerism, confidence and creativity.
  11. We believe personal and organizational balance is the key to sustainable success.
  12. We believe community service is delivered with professionalism, passion and integrity.

 

The Original “CONvergence Manifesto”

Way back when CONvergence was conceived, the founding Board members drafted what they called the “CONvergence Manifesto”.  This was the statement of purpose and reason for being.  It is captured here to give history and color to what has lead us to where we are today.

  • We believe in the inherent value of the messages found in Science Fiction and Fantasy, regardless of the medium in which it is presented: Literature, television, animation, comics, fine art, music, zines, movies, the Internet, or any other medium that has yet to be invented.
  • We also seek to provide the local Science Fiction and Fantasy fan community with many links to the rest of the Global Community of fans.
  • We celebrate the love of Science Fiction and Fantasy as our common bond and as an affirmation of our diversity.
  • It is our hope that CONvergence will become a source of pride for the local community that we serve, and will also become a presence in the minds of Science Fiction and Fantasy fans worldwide
  • We welcome the growth that we hope will come with age, and hope that our vision will broaden with the years to come. We welcome with open arms the advent of a new era of fandom